Hang Glider in the 2022 Rose Parade

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:17 pm

I found this on the SHGA web site:

Julieann wrote:Hey SHGA!

Check out the 2022 Rose Parade float entry from Farmers Insurance....there's a hang glider on it!

Best,

Julieann

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rsherwoo wrote:You can see it here at 01:18:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmJyjcEqunU


So I checked out the link and the video. Here's a screen shot from 1:19:30:

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Here's the whole video:



Very cool!!

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Re: Hang Glider in the 2022 Rose Parade

Postby Frank Colver » Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:51 am

I was watching the parade real time on TV when that float came into view. I said to my wife Judy, that back in the seventies I would have thought anyone crazy if they said that some day there would be a hang glider on a Rose Parade float. Impossible! :lol:

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Re: Hang Glider in the 2022 Rose Parade

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:43 pm

Frank Colver wrote:I was watching the parade real time on TV when that float came into view. I said to my wife Judy, that back in the seventies I would have thought anyone crazy if they said that some day there would be a hang glider on a Rose Parade float. Impossible! :lol:

That's pretty cool Frank. I'm glad you got to see it live!!

As I recall, there's quite a back story to the objection to hang gliders in Pasadena. Something to do with someone landing in the Rose Bowl!?!

I don't know the story, but if you do, please feel free to share it!!    :thumbup:
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Re: Hang Glider in the 2022 Rose Parade

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:38 pm

Rich Phiffer (spelling)
Landed at the Rose Bowl.
Rich’s ex is Betty Phiffer. Harness and
parachute maker and repacked.
HANG GLIDING MAGAZINE had a story write up decades ago.
Rich gave rise to new rules and ordnance’s.
EDIT: Rich wrote a book that I read it might have been:
HANG GLIDING ACCORDING TO RICH PHIFFER
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